Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sincere, but sincerely wrong

(by A.W. Pink) 

It is greatly to be feared that there are
multitudes in Christendom who verily
imagine and sincerely believe that they
are among the saved, yet who are total
strangers to a work of divine grace in
their hearts.

It is one thing to have clear intellectual
conceptions of God's truth, it is quite
another matter to have a personal, real
heart acquaintance with it.

It is one thing to believe that sin is the
awful thing that the Bible says it is, but
it is quite another matter to have a holy
horror and hatred of it in the soul.

It is one thing to know that God requires
repentance, it is quite another matter to
experimentally mourn and groan over our

It is one thing to believe that Christ is the
only Savior for sinners, it is quite another
matter to really trust Him from the heart.
It is one thing to believe that Christ is the
'sum of all excellency', it is quite another
matter to LOVE HIM above all others.

It is one thing to believe that God is the
great and holy One, it is quite another
matter to truly reverence and fear Him.

It is one thing to believe that salvation
is of the Lord, it is quite another matter
to become an actual partaker of it through
His gracious workings

Today's Contempt for Christ

My reading this morning took me to Isaiah 37 and John 19, two chapters I had heretofore thought to have little in common with each other, but was somewhat shocked to see the similarities of today in both. Isa. 37 continues the story of king Hezekiah's fight with the king of Assyria, while John 19 further shows the disdain for our Lord by the Jews ending in His Crucifixion.

Much of John 19 gives details of the mockery used by the Jews for Christ causing their hatred to swell to the point of demanding His death at the hand of Pilate. It is not a stretch to see the parallels of today come from the mouth of so many whose contempt for Christ is worn on their sleeve, with the unspoken challenge to those who would dare to call them out which would end in character mutilation/assassination. The kicker is that the moderns who mock Christ with their seared conscience do it in the name of Christ, exhibiting no fear of God whatsoever, even laughing at those who warn them of their evil mouth and intents---a further mockery of the Savior. The list of names that fall into this category grows daily, headed by the likes of John MacArthur whose disdain for the Blood of Christ---its efficacy to save to the uttermost---he still maintains to this day which, according to Heb. 10:29, has gained him the distinction of one who has blasphemed the Holy Spirit meaning that he is not now 'saved' nor ever can be. But once wasn't enough for JM, he does it again in his stance and teaching that a man can receive the Mark of the Beast and later be "saved" which is a direct contradiction of Rev. 14:9-11. This he does as an insult, a show of contempt for the inspiring Author of these words, the Holy Spirit. Without actually saying the word "liar" JM has accused the Holy Spirit of lying while he banks on the learned ignorance (taught to his audience by JM himself) of his followers to hang their hat on his every word just because he said it (something a true believer does with the inspired Word of God). JM may be the leader of this Cult of Blasphemy, but his tag-along-cronies are just as prolific in teaching lies.

Another of these false teachers is James White, the champion of the 'reformed', teacher of "Calvinism" and the doctrines of grace all done in the Name of Jesus while the other side of his mouth comes to the defense of Islam---a religion that worships a non-existent/dead/never-alive false god named allah. This same James White cannot give a cogent answer to the question 'is Jesus the Son of God' as his counterpart in his famous "debates" demands that JW show him where Jesus stated that. JW's willful ignorance of Scripture is inexcusable, especially for one who claims to so educated and an instructor of babes. It is obvious that JW has never read with understanding the Books of John and First John. 1 John 4:1-3 declares men like James White to an antichrist and yet he is afforded a place of great honor in today's "church" whose ability to discern good from evil is non-existent.

The list of offenders includes ALL who support, defend, and encourage the veiled mockery of Christ done in His Name while claiming their teachings to be straight 'from God.' Those on the conference circuit, authors of doctrinal lies and fantasy, 'pastors' held in high regard for their 'soul winning efforts', proven heretics of today and the past and all who defend their lies have no excuse for their continued support of such men and women. Nonetheless, that support is louder, longer lasting, most virulent in those whose hatred for Christ is so blatant. Just like the Jews who chanted incessantly "Crucify Him, crucify Him!" and like the Ephesians who screamed for two hours "Great is Diana of the Ephesians." I have been unable to find any preacher/teacher of national/international prominence who does ascribe to the modern day mockery of Christ. Thankfully however, there are still a few found in obscurity who are unafraid to speak the Truth of Christ, such are cherished and vital to the Body of Christ, true believers whose faithfulness to Him is obvious to those whose eyes see.

The connection between Isa. 37 and John 19 I found in Hezekiah's prayer. After being threatened by the king of Assyria, Hezekiah went straight to the Lord and laid out the plight of all those under his charge before the Lord. In verses 16-20 he first praises God (something we tend to pass over all too often), then lays out his troubles. Finally, he requests God's help, intervention. V 20: "Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth MAY KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE LORD, YOU ALONE." Hezekiah's main concern is for the glory of God, not for his own life or even that of his people. He knew that when God set out to honor and defend His Name that the benefit would be known by all in Jerusalem. Where is such a mindset as this today? It is certainly not to be found in the heart of today's crop of charlatans who pretend to have the Mind of Christ and claim to be His spokesman. It WILL be found in the heart of true believers, some as a smoldering ember, others as a raging fire, but it is still there. Hezekiah's prayer was answered by the Angel of the Lord Who killed 185.000 enemy soldiers before the sun rose again---verse 36.

Is it proper to pray a prayer similar to Hezekiah's? Absolutely!!! It is never wrong to ask that God glorify His Name; the way He accomplishes this is up to Him. We are given more specific instruction concerning those of our day who teach lies in the Name of Christ which is found in Titus 1:7-11. Praying for a liar's mouth to be stopped in order that the Lord be glorified rather than mocked should become almost as automatic as breathing. It is incumbent on the bishops of the church to teach sound doctrine that will expose the lies being taught as truth; sadly, not many such men are to be found.

May the defense of the Gospel, the unwavering stance for the integrity of the Character of Christ which includes ALL His Attributes, and the unshakable desire that our God be glorified above all else permeate our hearts and grow in intensity as we see that Day approaching.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Great faith!

by A.W. Pink

"Jesus was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
"When Jesus heard this, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said: I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel!" Luke 7:6-9
Do you see what the centurion was doing? He was casting himself upon the Lordship of Christ. Divine grace had so wondrously opened his eyes that he realized he was standing in the presence of the One who said, "Let there be light" — and there was light. He said, "Let the earth bring forth" — and it brought forth. And He had only to say concerning his servant, "Be healed," and the centurion knew that he would be healed. He realized that he was standing in the presence of the Lord of creation, the One who had absolute control over all the powers of nature. As Matthew 8:8 puts it, "Only speak the word — and my servant shall be healed."
"When Jesus heard this, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said: I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel!" It is the only time in the New Testament that we ever read that Christ marveled at anyone. As dear old Spurgeon used to put it, "What a marvel it was, that the Son of God should marvel."
There is one other instance recorded in the four Gospels where Christ spoke of someone having great faith. There is one other person mentioned in the Gospels who had great faith — only two persons in the Gospels. Will you remember the law of contrast and comparison? Just look up those two passages and work out the details. You will find a series of very striking comparisons and contrasts between them. "Jesus replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour!" Matthew 15:26-28
Many times in the New Testament, we find Christ saying, "O you of little faith" (Mat 6:30; 16:8; 8:26) Only twice did He acknowledge the greatness of faith.
I am afraid that there are many who have a very erroneous idea of what great faith is. Some of you think that doing a work like George Muller did, that nothing short of that, is great faith. Or going out to the ends of the earth to a foreign country with no guarantee behind you, and trusting in the Lord supplying your needs when you get there — is great faith, and nothing else is as great faith. Now, you are wrong, absolutely wrong, and I am very anxious to put you right for the comfort of your own hearts.
Great faith, in the light of this incident in this passage here, is first a realization of the Lordship of Christ. That is what great faith is, it is a realization of the Lordship, the absolute sufficiency, the almighty power, of Christ, who only has to speak and it is done.
Second, great faith is evidenced by a lowly submission to Him, an implicit confidence in His word. "Only speak the word" (Mat 8:8). That is how great faith expresses itself. Listen!
Thirdly, great faith is accompanied by great humility, and if you do not have the one, you certainly do not have the other. The man Christ said had great faith is the man who felt that he was not even worthy to approach unto Him.
That is the great faith man of the Bible. Great faith is not expressed always in great deeds as men count them. That is a false standard of measurement and that is why I want to disabuse your minds. Some of you little ones in Christ, some of you whom God has made to feel your littleness — have no hope of ever attaining unto great faith. That is because you have a wrong conception of what great faith is.
The man of great faith, is the man who has been made to realize his own nothingness. That is great faith and Christ says so. It was said to the man who said, "I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you!" The Lord said he had got great faith.
Great faith is accompanied by great humility.
The last thing is that great faith expresses itself in making requests from Christ and counting on Him to grant them.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

same sex attracted Christian? There is no such thing

This is another excellent piece of writing by Toni Brown, posted at Pulpit and Pen. The quote from A.W. Pink is priceless....

In all its clear deception, the homosexual “Christian” movement is spreading like gangrene, packed full of emotion and cloaked in biblical language, it leaves many dumbfounded as to how such a radically unbiblical lie could possibly “catch-on” in so-called biblically sound churches? For the answer, we must survey who is now promoting the lie of same-sex attracted(SSA) “Christians.” For the record, this movement refuses to use the biblical term homosexual or the worldly term gay, as this would clearly expose the entire concept as an oxymoron and an impossibility. According to homosexual pastor, Sam Allberry, via his LivingOut website (

We do not identify as gay Christians, preferring to use the term “same-sex attracted.
The manipulation of language for the purpose of deception in this phrase is staggering. They are homosexuals, but by way of word games they aim to mask the reality of their claim and their true intent. And it’s working like a charm in the nominal church.
Rachel Gilson is a lesbian Christianwho has authored many articles promoting SSA Christianity via well known so-called Christian outlets like The Gospel Coalition and Christianity Today. She also promotes the lie from her personal blog Born Again This Way:
Sam Allberry along with progressive, Marxist Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC (PCA) and other liberals have been peddling the message behind the scenes for years and it seems their intended target – the conservative church, is finally taking the bait.
John Piper’s DesiringGod promotes Gilson and regularly publishes her articles. Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church had signed on to co-host one of Allberry’s LivingOut, but once the word got out he suddenly backed out with no public disclosure on either decision – for Mark Dever, mum’s the word! Ligon Duncan is clearly one of the behind the scenes movers and shakers, but with the rapid rate of acceptance in the visible church, Duncan was comfortable publicly endorsing Allberry at Ligonier’s 2019 conference. Al Mohler exhibits a level of waffling unlike anything ever witnessed when asked about the homosexual “Christian” movement, and has publicly apologized for denying that sexual-orientation is a thing, lamenting that he is “still learning.” Michael Horton is on board, publishing articles by “born again this way,” Rachel Gilson. White Horse Inn’s twitter feed reveals that Gilson’sarticle, I Thought Christians were Stupid Bigots, was last week’s top article:
Gilson’s message is apparently well-received in this highly respected, reformed forum, after all…it’s Michael Horton! Gilson now has a resource page on the Core Christianity website with several articles published:
Apparently, they plan to continue spreading the message of the “born again this way,” homosexual “Christian.” 
There is no more a homosexual “Christian” than there is a homicidal “Christian”: It is a monstrous delusion. If the desire of the heart is such that one purposefully identifies as an “any sin-Christian,” regeneration has not occurred. Spend some time on the site links above- they openly admit that their perverted sexual desires are who they are and they regularly grandstand the sacrifice they are making for Christ by depriving themselves of sexual intimacy.

When a saint of God does open his lips about spiritual matters, it is to tell of what the Lord, in His infinite mercy, has done for him; but the carnal religionist is anxious for others to know what he is “doing for the Lord.  —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)
We must understand this: It is not about the acceptance of celibate homosexuals in the church, it is about the hearty approval of homosexuality in the church. This nonsensical idea of the celibate homosexual is just a stepping stone, as the enemy never blows open the door and announces his arrival…no, he creeps in slowly, undetected- like a serpent. Cleverly and methodically manipulating his way inside. First they get in, then people get to know them, then people take note of how they are always the first to volunteer, then people take note of their kindness, then people really love them, then people grieve for their loneliness and begin to wonder Hath God Really Said? It’s the Genesis 3:1 serpent! 
When the most trusted names in the church promote blatantly unbiblical nonsense, dangerous movements get their wings- then they just fly. Dear Christian, do not bow to this powerless, false gospel and do not stand back and leave such horrendous, self-deception unchallenged. Tell these people the truth.
“As a man thinks with his heart, so is he.”  Proverbs 23:7  -
Toni Brown

 Now for my thoughts, supported by the holy, powerful word of God....

The bottom line is this - IF you are lusting in your mind for another of the same sex, you are in sin. IF you continue lusting and do NOT repent, you are NOT a born from above follower of Christ. What do the sodomites do with this  verse from Isaiah -  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:7

To forsake is to leave behind, depart from, abandon. There isn't even a trace of entertaining your perverse thoughts for a moment - you must abandon your filthy thoughts.  This is good commentary, from Jamieson Fausset and Brown - The "wicked" sins more openly in "his way"; the "unrighteous" refers to the more subtle workings of sin in the "thoughts." All are guilty in the latter respect, thought many fancy themselves safe, because not openly "wicked in ways" (Ps 94:11). The parallelism is that of gradation."

What does the sodomite do with this from Acts 8:22, ' Repent, therefore, of your wickedness, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for the intent of your heart. 'Intent is defined as the attention of the mind, purpose.  Heart means 'thoughts, feelings'. In the  thought life of the sodomite, they desire to do the unspeakable with the object of their forbidden lust. They think they are innocent because they do not actually physically touch that person for whom they lust. BUT, the Bible shows us that even our thought life is sinful, we cannot entertain sin in our minds.  They sugar coat their lust by calling it an 'attraction'. Flowery language does not fool God.
One more verse, from Hebrews 4:12, 'For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
'   Now, IF it wasn't sinful to lust in your mind, why would God search the hearts and minds of all?  When He does, He finds the true intent of the sinner. In this case the desire to  act in an abominable way with someone of the same sex in the mind of the sodomite - this does NOT go unnoticed by God.

The sodomite does God NO favors by abstaining from acting out on their lustful sin, they aren't doing anything for Jesus. All they are doing is pretending to be something they are not -
 1. Christian
2. born again by God the Spirit
May we who are truly born from above, the elect of God, may we speak out against the tidal waves of sin that keep coming. Stand firm brothers and sisters, regardless of the outcome. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

The "Social Gospel" Fraud

The website for the latest entry into the heresy files can be found @ where they reveal themselves to be the charlatans of the hour. Every particular 'affirmation and denial' can be dissected as to its unbiblical stance despite the appearance of being 'orthodox' if only on the surface. The first one seems true enough, that the "Bible is God's Word...inerrant, infallible, and the final authority for determining what is true..." And "All truth claims and ethical standards must be tested by God's final Word, which is Scripture alone." At first read, this is reasonable, plausible, and an accepted 'church standard' by those who actually know God, or better, are known by Him. But when the empty suit of religious nonsense speaks it, it's meaningless combination of words leads astray and never to the One of Whom the Word speaks. If these founding fathers of lies were to practice what they preach then none of what follows would ever have come into existence. The joke continues as seen in the last sentence of the 'denial' section: "We further deny that competency to teach on any Biblical issue comes from any qualification for spiritual people other than clear understanding and simple communication of what is revealed in Scripture." [The term 'spiritual people' is left without definition and is open to meaning anyone who claims such a status, not unlike the framers of these lies.] So why do we never see a "pastor" without a long list of academic achievements? Whose book gets published without glowing accolades from his peers, DD's, forty years in the pulpit,  etc.? These elite hypocrites won't even field a question from those of us who are 'uneducated' by their standards without sneers, veiled mockery, and wordy/meaningless answers. Have fun with the other 13 "affirmations and denials."

With such a rip-snorting start on the path of "truth" one would hope things would get better, and they no doubt do at least in the minds of those clowns who penned this insanity. The believer will detect a steep downhill slide as they crash and burn on the stubble of sex/gender and race relations. Their mockery of the True Gospel and the One Who provided it will not get a 'pass' nor a "well done good and faithful servant" from the One Whose Character they take great pleasure in defaming. Don't expect too much from these clowns, they can't help it, that's just who they are. The word 'clown' is not meant in a derogatory way, rather a statement of fact. They dawn their apparel ($1,000 ++ suits), paint on their face with a perpetual smile, speak smooth and soft words that people love to hear, strut about with their peers on stage while the audience swoons and ogles their every move and word---who but a clown would enjoy such attention? They love it when all men speak well of them and run for cover when exposed. Al Mohler is a prime example of this when he scrubbed the video of his melt down before thousands. He's like a spoiled brat who can't get his way so he is going to take his ball and go home where he hides under his mother's skirt like a three year old who just got busted with his hand in the cookie jar. What a great example you turned out to be, Al!!!!

While sloshing through the cesspool of social justice I came across the origin (?) of this latest rendition of claptrap which began in Danvers Mass. in 1987. It's the same nonsense as seen 31 years later---a sex/gender oriented "gospel" with it's own twists and turns, totally lacking in any credit or glory to God and His Christ for what they now call "gospel." In the 'about' tab find 'council members' and scrolling down find the name of one Al Mohler. What a shock! Once a heretic, always a heretic. [Also find John Piper, the pied-piper to hell himself.] Born out of this confab we find the CBMW or Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Another twist-o-matic version of man's fantasy gospel. If the Word of God is sufficient, true, and steadfast---and it is---why is it necessary to make such statements as this: "One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality?" There are no 'trends' in the Word of God, nothing that changes to suit the whim of the current reigning evil, just the simplicity of Christ that is veiled to the lost and open to the chosen and elect.

The level of hypocrisy needed to maintain the façade of being a 'loving, caring, Christian' must be growing in recent years since the number of double minded and two-faced people has only grown, dramatically. The Words of Christ are routinely ignored or massaged beyond recognition in order to fit the new mantra of these Marxists whose only wish is to control the world via the subjugation and brainwashing of the mind and heart of those who actually seek God. Though their attempts fail on the elect, they are all too successful on the lost swelling their followers into the billions. One such example can be seen in Mark 14:7 "For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good..." The avowed goal of the 'social gospel' is to eliminate all the poor by giving them an income comparable to that of everyone else. The actual end game to make this happen is never stated outright, but left to pull on the heart strings of those that accept the guilt laid upon them by the shear numbers of "poor" thrown up in their face (proof is not required, just believe what you are told). The other problem is that every time this is tried is fails, but the failure is never admitted, just excused. Matt. 11:5 "...the poor have the Gospel preached to them." (Isa. 61:1) and find satisfaction in Christ and His Word and have no need for mounds of cash. This in contrast to the ever growing band of hypocrite brothers: "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me. But when he heard this he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich." Luke 18:22 & 23. This, the picture of the double minded who only wish to control others and have no interest in obeying Christ.

The Nashville Statement is also found on the CBMW. The wording of all three of these pieces of garbage have too many similarities to be mere coincidence, so does the list of signers largely overlap. There are other "statements" issued by various para-church organizations that wreak the same stench, signed by the usual suspects, all of which have been produced by the father of lies, the devil. may the Lord exercise our senses to discern both good and evil.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Our Creator, Our Father

As a youngster, I found myself engrossed in all things "outer space" with not a few contributing factors. Before TV, I would listen to the radio at night and was shocked to literal tears when the news reported that Russia had launched Sputnik and thereby "beat" the US as first in space (1957). Later at elementary school, the fifth (me) and sixth grade classes were treated to a movie (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and this before the Cuban missile crisis. I was hooked, all things space, all things UFO, all things sci fi. Cut me some slack, I was eleven, a card carrying Methodist, soon to be rebellious teenager and over forty years to wait until my Father's appointed time for my salvation. That time was Oct. 2004.

My real education began immediately as the Lord put a hunger in my heart for His Word and to "unlearn me" all the lies that I had swallowed over the past 54 years, especially concerning Him. One of the first lessons centered around the popular notion that the earth and mankind came about by a mix of evolution and creation, gotta make room for Darwin, right? While reading John, the last two verses of chapter five jumped off the page like a 2 x 4 to the head: "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" Immediately, Darwin went back to the Pit from whence he came, and my Father was seen for the first time for me as the True Creator of all that is. As time went by I found dozens (hundreds) of verses that declare His glory in Creation and His corresponding disdain for those who try to steal His rightful honor.

Today, the 'all things' of old have given way to all things for Christ, a most joyful exchange. Man's science (fact or fiction) has been replaced by the science of the Word, the first heading being Creation. There is no big bang, no four billion year old pool of goo, we did not start out as an amoeba and morph into a sin filled, God hating idiot. We were CREATED in His image, the very thing that man cannot stand to contemplate. Even though the current creation will melt with fervent heat at the appointed time and be replaced by a new heaven and a new earth, it does the heart good to remember from time to time the miracles of creation whether in the minutest detail or in the grand scheme of things. My wife, now retired, worked with a retinal surgeon for years. The knowledge she has about the human eye boggles my mind, the delicate intricacies of its workings, its formation, its abilities, its resilience, and so forth. The same and more could be said of our brain although we seem to know so little about it.

My fascination with the universe has not waned, but has been bolstered by the knowledge of our Father's Creative Arm. With all of man's best efforts to discredit, disprove, and disapprove of the very existence of God having been turned on their head in recent years, it is fitting in typical Godly fashion to use the very instruments created by man to reach his goal that God take that instrument and use it to prove the folly of man. This He has done masterfully on many occasions. One such instance is the Hubble telescope. Launched in 1990 and unfit for service from day one, it was later repaired and sent back to us thousands of photographs of our Father's Handiwork in the heavens with little to no credit being given Him except by a very few. Then in 1996 Hubble's scientists tried a daring venture; they focus on what was thought to be a void in space, nothing there, no light, no nothing that we could see. [I can't help but wonder if this was an attempt to further discredit God by finding nothing there???]. But they did find something that they did not expect, some 3000 galaxies containing hundreds of billions of stars each. Perhaps some may have come to terms with their professed "atheism", while many others only stiffened their necks even further. This great experiment was repeated in 2004 in a different 'black patch of sky' with enhancements to the telescope that allowed more light to be captured. This time some 10,000 galaxies were detected with billions of stars each. So much for discrediting God on this score! There is no way for man to know the number of stars that God has created, but what we do know should boggle our mind: "He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all BY NAME." Psa. 147:4.  is a four minute+/- video that brings these facts to light. May the joys of Creation flood your heart as it does mine.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

the Social gospel - another road to Rome and the Gospel Coalition is on board! Choo choo

There's a push by some {and it's growing daily} within Christendom to care for the poor, to bring equality to all - a social justice movement.  I remember reading David Platt's book 'radical', looking back, I now see he was promoting this same social gospel.

What is the social gospel? Here's one definition I found - The phrase “social gospel” is usually used to describe a Protestant Christian intellectual movement that came to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Those who adhered to a social gospel sought to apply Christian ethics to social problems such as poverty, slums, poor nutrition and education, alcoholism, crime, and war. These things were emphasized while the doctrines of sin, salvation, heaven and hell, and the future kingdom of God were downplayed. Theologically, the social gospel leaders were overwhelmingly postmillennialist, asserting that Christ’s Second Coming could not happen until humankind rid itself of social evils by human effort.
From 'got questions' - I don't necessarily recommend that site.
This article is interesting as well, I won't quote from it but I do recommend it -

This quote is from an article at Pulpit and Pen....
"While researchers have uncovered the political motivations and corrupt cash being spent by men like James Riady and George Soros and laundered through The Gospel Coalition, most should be able to admit that it’s parachurch ministries that are driving the Social Justice Bandwagon.
Social Justice is an ideology birthed out of Critical Theory and Libertion Theology, the product of a wedding between Italian fascists and South American Jesuits, in which Marxist thought is combined with Theism to bring about political change."

It isn't surprising to see the Jesuits being named, Richard Bennett from Berean Beacon gives insight into how this all ties in with Rome -
The Catholic Church states that its “primary and sole mission” is to “help men on the path to salvation.”  Starting with a false gospel, the Vatican then teaches a social doctrine based in standard anti-biblical Catholic dogma.  For example, it states,
“In fact, the roots of human rights are to be found in the dignity that belongs to each human being.  This dignity, inherent in human life and equal in every person, is perceived and understood first of all by reason.  The natural foundation of rights appears all the more solid when, in light of the supernatural, it is considered that human dignity, after having been given by God and having been profoundly wounded by sin, was taken on and redeemed by Jesus Christ in his incarnation, death and resurrection. 
Catholic social doctrine continues to be honed for accumulating power to the Papacy.  In its claimed status of spiritual moral authority, the Catholic Church makes known its opinion regarding the duties of civil government when it states,
“Society as a whole, acting through public and private institutions, has the moral responsibility to enhance human dignity and protect human rights.  In addition to the clear responsibility of private institutions, government has an essential responsibility in this area [because]…Human rights are the minimum conditions for life in community.  In Catholic teaching, human rights include not only civil and political rights but also economic rights.  As Pope John XXIII declared, ‘all people have a right to life, food, clothing, shelter, rest, medical care, education, and employment.’” 

 I recommend reading this article which is where the above quote is from, at

I also recommend reading this article concerning Liberation theology, which is where this social gospel is birthed from -

The Gospel Coalition is on board with this, I again refer you to articles on this found at Pulpit and Pen -
Rome is using her false, works- based gospel to lure Protestants back home, and her social justice/liberation theology to bring them all back into the 'mother church'. Who is the man behind all this? Of course we know - it is the Devil, the spirit of  Antichrist at work in bringing about the end times scenario. A global 'church', a global government, a global society. It's building, it's happening, things are falling into place quickly.

Be watchful and pray

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Today's vital question

This subject is indeed a most solemn one, and none can fitly write or preach on it unless his own heart is deeply awed by it. It is not something from which any man can detach himself and expatiate on it as though he were not directly involved in it; still less as from a higher level looking down on those whom he denounces. Nothing is more incongruous and unbecoming than for a young preacher glibly to rattle off passages of Scripture which portray his own vileness by nature. Rather should they be read or quoted with the utmost gravity. J. O. Philpot stated:
As no heart can sufficiently conceive, so no tongue can adequately express, the state of wretchedness and ruin into which sin has cast guilty, miserable man. In separating him from God, it severed him from the only source of all happiness and holiness. It has ruined him body and soul: the one it has filled with sickness and disease; in the other it has defaced and destroyed the image of God in which it was created. It has made him love sin and hate God.
The doctrine of total depravity is a very humbling one. It is not that man leans to one side and needs propping up, nor that he is merely ignorant and requires instructing, nor that he is run down and calls for a tonic; but rather that he is undone, lost, spiritually dead. Consequently, he is "without strength," thoroughly incapable of bettering himself; he is exposed to the wrath of God, and unable to perform a single work which can find acceptance with Him. Almost every page of the Bible bears witness to this truth. The whole scheme of redemption takes it for granted. The plan of salvation taught in the Scriptures could have no place on any other supposition. The impossibility of any man's gaining the approbation of God by works of his own appears plainly in the case of the rich young ruler who came to Christ. Judged by human standards, he was a model of virtue and religious attainments. Yet, like all others who trust in self-efforts, he was ignorant of the spirituality and strictness of God's law; when Christ put him to the test his fair expectations were blown to the winds and "he went away sorrowful" (Matt. 19:22).
It is therefore a most unpalatable doctrine. It cannot be otherwise, for the unregenerate love to hear of the greatness, the dignity, the nobility of man. The natural man thinks highly of himself and appreciates only that which is flattering. Nothing pleases him more than to listen to that which extols human nature and lauds the state of mankind, even though it be in terms which not only repudiate the teaching of God's Word but are flatly contradicted by common observation and universal experience. And there are many who pander to him by their lavish praises of the excellency of civilization and the steady progress of the race. Hence, to have the lie given to the popular theory of evolution is highly displeasing to its deluded votaries. Nevertheless, the duty of God's servants is to stain the pride of all that man glories in, to strip him of his stolen plumes, to lay him low in the dust before God. However repugnant such teaching is, God's emissary must faithfully discharge his duty "whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear" (Ezek. 3:11).
This is no dismal dogma invented by the church in "the dark ages," but a truth of Holy Writ. George Whitefleld said, "I 1ook upon it not merely as a doctrine of Scripture—the great Fountain of truth—but a very fundamental one, from which I hope God will suffer none of you to be enticed." It is a subject to which great prominence is given in the Bible. Every part of the Scriptures has much to say on the awful state of degradation and slavery into which the fall has brought man. The corruption, the blindness, the hostility of all Adam's descendants to everything of a spiritual nature are constantly insisted upon. Not only is man’s utter ruin fully described, but also his powerlessness to save himself from the same. In the declarations and denunciations of the prophets, of Christ and His apostles, the bondage of all men to Satan and their complete impotence to turn to God for deliverance are repeatedly set forth-not indirectly and vaguely, but emphatically and in great detail. This is one of a hundred proofs that the Bible is not a human invention but a communication from the thrice holy One.
It is a sadly neglected subject. Notwithstanding the clear and uniform teaching of Scripture, man’s ruined condition and alienation from God are but feebly apprehended and seldom heard in the modern pulpit, and are given little place even in what are regarded as the centers of orthodoxy. Rather the whole trend of present-day thought and teaching is in the opposite direction, and even where the Darwinian hypothesis has not been accepted, its pernicious influences are often seen. In consequence of the guilty silence of the modern pulpit, a generation of churchgoers has arisen which is deplorably ignorant of the basic truths of the Bible, so that perhaps not more than one in a thousand has even a mental knowledge of the chains of hardness and unbelief which bind the natural heart, or of the dungeon of darkness in which they lie. Thousands of preachers, instead of faithfully telling their hearers of their woeful state by nature, are wasting their time by relating the latest news of the Kremlin or of the development of nuclear weapons.
It is therefore a testing doctrine, especially of the preacher's soundness in the faith. A man's orthodoxy on this subject determines his viewpoint of many other doctrines of great importance. If his belief here is a scriptural one, then he will clearly perceive how impossible it is for men to improve themselves—that Christ is their only hope. He will know that unless the sinner is born again there can be no entrance for him into the kingdom of God. Nor will he entertain the idea of the fallen creature's free will to attain goodness. He will be preserved from many errors. Andrew Fuller stated, "I never knew a person verge toward the Arminian, the Arian, the Socinian, the Antinomian schemes, without first entertaining diminutive notions of human depravity or blameworthiness." Said the well-equipped theological instructor, J. M. Stifler, "It cannot be said too often that a false theology finds its source in inadequate views of depravity."
It is a doctrine of great practical value as well as spiritual importance. The foundation of all true piety lies in a correct view of ourselves and our vileness, and a scriptural belief in God and His grace. There can be no genuine abhorrence or repentance, no real appreciation of the saving mercy of God, no faith in Christ, without it, There is nothing like a knowledge of this doctrine so well calculated to undeceive vain man and convict him of the worthlessness and rottenness of his own righteousness. Yet the preacher who is aware of the plague of his own heart knows full well that he cannot present this truth in such a way as to make his hearers actually realize and feel the same, to help them stop being in love with themselves and to cause them to forever renounce all hope in themselves. Therefore, instead of relying upon his faithfulness in presenting the truth, he will be cast upon God to apply it graciously in power to those who hear him and bless his feeble efforts.
It is an exceedingly illuminating doctrine. It may be a melancholy and humiliating one, nevertheless it throws a flood of light upon mysteries which are otherwise insoluble. It supplies the key to the course of human history, and shows why so much of it has been written in blood and tears. It supplies an explanation of many problems which sorely perplex and puzzle the thoughtful. It reveals why the child is prone to evil and has to be taught and disciplined to anything that is good. It explains why every improvement in man’s environment, every attempt to educate him, all the efforts of social reformers, are unavailing to effect any radical betterment in his nature and character. It accounts for the horrible treatment which Christ met with when He worked so graciously in this world, and why He is still despised and rejected by men. It enables the Christian himself to better understand the painful conflict which is ever at work within him, and which causes him so often to cry, "Oh, wretched man that I am!"
It is therefore a most necessary doctrine, for the vast majority of our fellowmen are ignorant of it. God's servants are sometimes thought to speak too strongly and dolefully of the dreadful state of man through his apostasy from God. The fact is that it is impossible to exaggerate in human language the darkness and pollution of man's heart or to describe the misery and utter helplessness of a condition such as the Word of truth describes in these solemn passages: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2 Cor. 4:3A). "Therefore they could not believe, because he hath [judicially] blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them" (John 12:39-40). This is yet more evident when we contrast the state of soul of those in whom a miracle of grace is wrought (see Luke 1:78-79).
It is a salutary doctrine—one which God often uses to bring men to their senses. While we imagine that our wills have power to do what is pleasing to God, we never abandon dependence on self. Not that a mere intellectual knowledge of man's fall and ruin is sufficient to deliver from pride. Only the Spirit's powerful operations can effect that Yet He is pleased to use the faithful preaching of the Word to that end. Nothing but a real sense of our lost condition lays us in the dust before God.

Albert Mohler - the wolf and minion of Satan

This was written by Toni Brown  and posted at Pulpitandpen


There is much confusion in the aftermath of the Shepherd’s Conference 2019 Q & A Session, especially regarding the embarrassingly blatant, evasive and downright rude behavior of Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. But there shouldn’t be, as there is a wealth of reliable evidence clearly testifying to the fact that Mohler’s associations, as well as his position and public statements on any number of issues stands in stark contrast to his statement of faith – so why was everyone so surprised?

Al Mohler- signer of the ecumenical Manhattan Declaration to link arms with Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy for the sake of cultural renewal.
Al Mohler- council member of the heavily compromised Gospel Coalition.
Al Mohler- who promotes white privilege propaganda at SBTS by offering a Black Leadership Doctor of Ministry degree, focused solely upon the “unique concerns relative to ministering to people of color.” If one is a true Christian:  28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:28)
Al Mohler- who currently promotes highly compromised Matt Chandler in a promo-video from the SBTS homepage Chandler states that there is nowhere else for Village Church to go but SBTS because “they fit perfectly with where we are theologically.”
Al Mohler- member of the Board of Directors of psychologist James Dobson’s man-centered (and downright Freudian) Focus on the Family.
Al Mohler- who launched The Commonweal Project at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary funded by the Kern Family Foundation as a member of the Oikonomia Network, whose admitted goal is to transform the church into a social action network:
From their own website:  ( com·mon·weal
noun \ˈkä-mən-ˌwēl\
1. The common good
2. The public good or welfare
3. Archaic A commonwealth or republic.
4. The happiness, health, and safety of all of the people of a community or nation

Al Mohler- who offers SBTS students a course credit to attend Acton University, a conference with a wide range of speakers,and even goes so far as to offer conference scholarships to encourage attendance. The Acton Institute was founded by homosexual-activist turned Roman Catholic priest Robert A. Sirico.
From the Commonweal website:
Acton University & SBTS Course
Lectures on theology, philosophy, ethics, liberty, economics, theology of work, forms of government, social justice, causes of poverty, poverty alleviation, and much more.

Al Mohler- who praised hard left, progressive Russell D. Moore as “a man from Issachar.. with a tested commitment to Christ”as he personally inaugurated him as the 8th president of the ERLC. 
Al Mohler- who repented of his biblical view of sexuality by retracting earlier statements regarding sexual-orientation: “I got that wrong”  – “I repent of that.”
Al Mohler- who was at the center of the pressure applied on Janet Mefferd when she began publicly investigating the sexual misconduct within C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries. From her personal blog: “I was blindsided by two executives from my former radio network’s corporate headquarters on an extended conference call. They told me that they had received a call from “Al Mohler’s office” that expressed “concerns”…knowing that Mohler served on our company’s editorial board, I said, Mohler’s office didn’t call you. You mean Al Mohler called you. Neither executive denied it.” It is important to note that Mahaney was a significant financial donor to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Al Mohler- whose first major initiative as president of SBTS was the establishment of the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Mission and Church Growth, heartily endorsed by Graham. Billy Graham spoke at Mohler’s inauguration and Mohler chaired the executive committee of the Greater Louisville Billy Graham Crusade. Mohler- who has a tribute to the greatness of Billy Graham on the SBTS webpage.
Al Mohler- who warned the faculty of SBTS not to sign the Dallas Statement against the social gospel (social justice) under threat of termination.
Al Mohler- who is widely recognized as a prominent leader in the apostate New Calvinists movement – Time magazine referred to him as the reigning intellectual of this evangelical movement in the U.S.
Al Mohler- who promoted and interviewed Rod Dreher, author of the anti-Christian book The Benedict Option, a book Dreher openly admits was founded upon the philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre, a Marxist philosopher/theologian and Aristotelianmoralist. Dreher builds his argument by specifically attributing the moral decline in America to the Reformation (yup! that would be the protestant reformation!), the damage wrought by Sola Scriptura (yup! that would be the battle cry of the reformers!) and the doctrine of the sovereignty of God. Al Mohler, a professed reformed protestant, praised the book as “brilliant.”

 Anyone “confused” by anything Al Mohler says or does isn’t paying attention. Pay attention and warn others.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

No man like-minded

For I have no man like-minded, who will naturally care for your state.  For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. 
Philippians 2:20,21

I've been reading through Philippians, the above verses brought to mind present day 'Christianity'. Paul's problem is ours as well. We see celeb preachers that have 'each other's back', but could care less about their congregation. The fact that sin is not addressed in the church is due to the excessive number of goats, a result from 'free will' and works-based gospels that don't save. It's also a result of preachers who are actually wolves and who care more about their high dollar salaries and peddling their wares than they do about the souls of men. Those who adhere to the 'Reformed' faith are just as guilty as those who are of the Charismatic persuasion. Outward religion has many names and labels, true Christ following biblical Christianity does not.

What does 'like-minded' look like? This is from 1 Cor. 1:10, ' Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. '
This is from Phil. 2:2, "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. " 
I think John Gill sums it up best in his commentary on Phil. 2:20, "Timothy had a soul like the apostle's, which none that were with him, besides him, had; he was of the same judgment with him in the doctrines of grace; he received and preached the same Gospel as he did; he preached the same Christ, the Son of God, without yea and nay; he had the same affection for the apostle, and the souls of men, as he had; his soul was knit to his, and they had, as it were, but one soul in two bodies; he was engaged in the same work of the Lord, and pursued it with the same zeal and diligence: he was a second Paul in the pulpit; and there was no man likeminded as he, or so well disposed to the Philippians as he was, that had their good and cause at heart, and was willing to take so long a journey to do them service; for he had a particular affection for them, having been among them with the apostle, when he first preached the Gospel to them". 
Like-mindedness is wrought by the Spirit and by truth; holding fast to what the Spirit teaches and not compromising, not straying, not embracing error in the least. There are many wolves who are like-minded in the sense that they stick together, defend each other, gloss over sin, etc. for the sake of their names, power, money, control. This type of 'like-mindedness is NOT wrought by God the Spirit, rather, it is the working of the Antichrist. 
Many who profess Christ will not agree with the true sheep of God, for we expose their dead religion, we do not yoke ourselves to them, worship with them, or desire to be in unity with them. Zeal for God's truth is of the utmost importance to us, and that is ONLY because we have God the Spirit within our hearts and minds. 

'For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's' - again, let's read Gill's most excellent commentary, "The work of a faithful Gospel minister is a work of care; one of his characteristics is, that he cares for the church of God; and though anxious care in worldly things is forbidden, yet in the affairs of Christ's house it is highly commendable, and especially when it is natural, or genuine and sincere, as Timothy's was: he had a sincere love, an hearty and real concern for their good; and which he would show by delivering to them the sincere milk of the word, by preaching the Gospel in the power and purity of it, with all sincerity and uprightness, with a single eye to the glory of Christ, and the good of their souls; and which is the apostle's reason for sending him unto them."

True unity and like-mindedness comes only through a right understanding of the Gospel of grace, and that is by God the Spirit. If you don't have that right, you have nothing else after that but lies and deceit.  This is why our Lord said "many are called, few are chosen", and "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

How blessed are the true elect of God!

“Numbers of easy-minded people wink at error so long as it is committed by a clever man and a good-natured brother, who has so many fine points about him. Let each believer judge for himself; but, for our part, we have put on a few fresh bolts to our door, and we have given orders to keep the chain up; for, under color of begging the friendship of the servant, there are those about who aim at robbing the Master.”    Charles H. Spurgeon
HT- Toni Brown

"Test the Spirits"

1 John 4:1-6 gives us great instruction for the preservation of our souls and our sanity in the midst of a "crocked and perverse nation." "Beloved, do not believe every spirit..." and yet most who profess Christ as Savior do the opposite and accept the speech of every Tom, Dick, and Harriet that come along in religious garb. Sad is our day! Continuing: "...but test the spirits, whether they are of God..." What spirit? A spook of a ghost? Hardly. John speaks of the spirit of man within him. It is a legitimate test of whether a person is born again or not, not just for John's day, but ours as well. It is a test that cannot be avoided, put aside, ignored, or laughed at. It is a simple test, with a 'pass' or 'fail' outcome with no third option.

V 2 & 3 "By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God..." This "come in the flesh" signifies the recognition or lack thereof of the fact that Jesus Christ was and is God incarnate in human flesh. Strong's definition (# 3670) says this 'confess' is "an emphatic declaration of a truth", might I add unambiguous as well.

The administration of this test is simple: ask the question "Did Jesus Christ come in the flesh?" and simply wait for the answer. Until the answer is given silence is your only option because coaxing an answer will make it null and void and give the other person 'an out.' If the other person is genuine, a resounding YES will take only a few milli-seconds, whereas the pretender may ask you to 'qualify your question' or even answer with another question. Both these tactics give the wrong answer. Then there is the dead silence on the other end which is a dead give away to a negative response and the hell bound condition of that person's soul. There is only ONE right answer, the resounding YES; all other "answers" offered are a smoke screen for a negative outcome. Silence/refusal to respond is most definitely a negative; to 'pass' the test only a positive answer will suffice.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Antichrist's ecumenical endeavors

In the 20th and 21st centuries, Rome’s strategy toward Protestants changed from the open hostility of the Counter Reformation’s anathemas against Protestant “heretics” to the covert co-opting of “Separated Brethren” since Vatican II. Instead of Antichrist openly persecuting true Bible believers, which he did when he had both the political and religious power to do so, his diabolical scheme has changed to deceive Evangelicals through his ecumenical efforts to bring the “Separated Brethren” back into the fold of Rome. Satan used the same scheme in the history of the early church. For the first three centuries he tried to stamp out the church through both religious and state-sponsored persecution. When that failed, and the church continued to grow, he turned to co-opting it by amalgamating paganism and Christianity, and the Roman Catholic Church-State was birthed. “If you can’t beat them, join them,” and then take them over. For the next eleven centuries Rome increased and exercised her power not only over rulers of nations, but also over dissenters who believed the Bible and not Rome’s damnable heresies. Then in the darkness, when the light of the Gospel seemed to be snuffed out, God raised up Martin Luther and others who recovered the Gospel from the Word of God, and Rome’s ecclesiastical power was broken. This also led to her political power being greatly curtailed, as Rome and her Antichrist received, as it were, a mortal wound. Though she tried by force and persecution to stamp out the Reformation, she could not, and the Gospel and Biblical Christianity spread throughout the world. Thus, lacking the power of force to put down the Reformation, she sought by her craft to co-opt and destroy it from within through her ecumenical endeavors. In her efforts she has received help from some well-known “Evangelicals,” a term that used to mean one who believed in sola scriptura and sola fide, but today it has become a wax nose to mean almost anything, and thus means nothing. Thus, as the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation approaches, Rome is doing all it can to eviscerate it, usher in a one-world religion, and she has the help of many from within “Evangelicalism” to do so.[1]

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Pedophiles and the push for acceptance

I read this article concerning children and pedophiles. It seems the floodgates have been opened and there's no turning back. Evil makes its way into the culture under the guise of it being a 'right'. Women can murder their unborn child because it is their 'right'. Sodomites can marry each other because it is their 'right' to do so. Now, pedophiles what their 'right' accepted as well -

From the article, ' the goal is to frame pedophilia as a human right, redirecting your attention away from the adult and reframing it as a child’s right to sexual expression. If the child claims to consent, who are you to get in his or her way?"

Organized religion is guilty of partaking in these evils as well, there are many pedophiles within the churches that seek to harm children. The SBC has recently been exposed for their long standing history of child sexual abuse - google the Houston Chronicle's coverage of this for yourself. C.J. Mahaney's church was guilty, yet he was given a free pass by his celebrity pastor friends. Again, google is your friend when it comes to investigating this.

Sodomy is being accepted by organized religion as well, Sam Allberry is a sodomite that is accepted by Tim Keller, Al Mohler, John Piper and others at TGC website. Sam's goal is to push forth as acceptable lusting in the heart for the same sex. He covers his filth by labeling it same sex attraction - that softens the blow quite a bit doesn't it?  You can read more about Sam's evil agenda here and here.

Now the pedophile is attempting to get their fill of evil with NO consequences from the law. Satan is working overtime to bring about even more evil on this nation, and as is the track record of Americans, will receive little to NO opposition. The shock wears off and Americans go about their business. The only way you can get their attention is IF you touch their 'pet' sins - like materialism, money, or drugs. These are only a sample of what holds the unregenerate captive. Children are murdered daily under the guise of a woman's 'right' to reproductive health care - America is SILENT. Sodomites can legally marry thanks to Satan's minion Barack Obama - America is SILENT. Now the bottom of the barrel has been reached - attempting to legalize sex with children. Will America turn and look the other way? Will it be as it has in the past, as long as it does NOT affect them directly? Sure it will - the cup of God's wrath is filling very fast. May the elect of God cry out for all this evil that has come upon this nation.